SRP BannerIt’s almost time. The hometown libraries of the Pioneer Library System are all geared up for the annual Summer Reading Program, the busiest time of the year inside our libraries.

And we’ve got you covered with SRP Kickoff events throughout the hometown libraries of Pioneer in late May and early June.

Join us for any or all of these events, hosted at the library unless otherwise indicated:

Blanchard, 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 31;

McLoud, 11 a.m. Thursday, June 1 at the McLoud American Legion Hall; Also, Teen Lake Bash, 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 7, at Wes Watkins Lake;

Moore, 10 a.m. Thursday, June 1, SRP Parade starting at Moore City Hall, 301 N. Broadway;

Newcastle, Noon Friday, May 26;

Noble, 10 a.m. Friday, June 2;

Norman Central, 2 p.m. Thursday, May 30; Also, Readers Extravaganza for teens and adults, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 1;

Norman West, How-To Festival, 10 a.m. Saturday, June 3;

Purcell, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 6;

Shawnee, 7 p.m. Friday, May 19, Kickoff Concert at Celebration of Life Park;

Southwest Oklahoma City, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 1;

Tecumseh, 11 a.m. Thursday, May 25;

This year, Summer Reading explores ways to “Build a Better World” through a variety of programs that build community, inspiration and in some cases, help participants build actual things.

Activities are planned throughout June and July for children, teens and adults, as well as several intergenerational events for all ages.

Sponsors for this year’s Summer Reading Program are the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, Friends of the Library groups, Hitachi Computer Products of America Inc., the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Oklahoma Arts Council, Oklahoma College Savings Plan, Pioneer Library System, Pioneer Library System Foundation, SONIC, the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and The Oklahoman Newspapers in Education.